Andrew Schantz


I always thought engineering was about developing creative ways to solve problems.  In a way it still is, but it is much more about being good stewards.”

It’s about being good stewards of our client’s resources and of the earth’s resources while developing ways to bring value to every aspect of a project. To be able to earn our client’s trust while pushing the limits of proven design methods in order to support their mission brings me satisfaction and makes me look forward to the next project they have.

With an extensive background designing electrical systems for petrochemical, industrial, pharmaceutical, and mission critical markets, Andrew Schantz joined AEI’s Chicago office in 2008. He has managed technically complex designs for Healthcare, Higher Education, Science & Technology, and Mission Critical projects. Andrew’s project achievements include the 900,000 sf Lavin Pavilion for Northwestern Medicine; the 233,000 sf Center for Translational Research and Education for Loyola University; four separate data center build-outs for the University of Chicago; and, the 700,000 sf Regional Academic Health Center for Indiana University Health. He is a mentor and the technical lead for the electrical department in AEI’s Chicago office and a current project manager for clients Advocate Aurora Health, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Cook County, and University of Chicago Medicine.